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Swannanoa, NC. He finished 1st in the N.C. Seniors Art Competition and first in the Swannanoa Annual Art Competition. He has won awards in Carolina Nature Photographers Association competitions and F32 Association competitions. His work has appeared in many other galleries and venues. 828.243.2373. TheWaveLandGallery.com. Bill@TheWaveLandGallery.com.
Carrboro, NC. Peg Bachenheimer’s paintings show her love of color and texture which she uses to express her experience of nature abstractly. She works intuitively and builds her paintings from an initial idea into whatever develops as she works. Peg paints using thick, many layered oil paint and hot beeswax encaustic. 919.933.3839. pegbachenheimer.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laurie Ann Balmes
Roswell, GA. Laurie Ann was born in Long Island, NY and from a very early age enjoyed drawing and coloring. She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Fashion and Design, but today she continues to apply her artistry on canvas instead of fabric. She loves to paint. It is much more than a hobby… it’s her passion. 770.527.1304. www.labalmesart.com.
Rockville, VA. Brenda is known for her use of color and loose strokes of surprise texture. She renders scenes in such a way as you may imagine yourself wandering around the painting. Accomplished in oils, acrylics and watercolors, her works are collected internationally, displayed in galleries, and a small piece is in the Smithsonian collection. 804.677.8566. email@example.com.
Cedar Point, NC. Sheila finds the brilliant sunlight, Carolina blue skies, relaxed ambiance and quirkiness of the coast conducive to bright and colorful painting. Animal and vegetable shaped tureens, bowls, and plates along with a few flowers, and perhaps something to eat are the subject for a still life. Her art has been described as happy and fun to look at. firstname.lastname@example.org. http://sheilabrodnick.blogspot.com.
Yardley, PA. (Art in Bloom Gallery) Debra Bucci is known for her vibrant and engaging floral paintings and for her love of dogs. Her style is rooted in realism and is woven with abstract elements. Debra studied painting at Drexel University under John Formicola. She is a published illustrator, and her oil paintings are in public and private collections throughout the US. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/debra-bucci/.
Powhatan, VA. Gloria creates vibrant, saturated colored pencil paintings and teaches her techniques. Gloria has shown her art both nationally and internationally, and is published in several books and magazines. She is a Signature member of the National Colored Pencil Society as well as many regional art and plein air associations. 804.379.0016. www.gloriacallahan.com.
Allen L. Clapp
Raleigh, NC. Allen Clapp has been painting abstract acrylic works since the early 1960s when his NCSU Design School class served as beta testers for a new generation of acrylics. He is the owner of 311 Gallery in Raleigh NC. 919-247-4915. 311Gallery.com. ClappArtStudios.com.
Charlottesville, VA. Incorporating vitreous enamel with the formation and texturing of metal, provides this artist with endless inspiration and excitement for the creation of the next piece. Sometimes creating traditional cloisonné, then the next piece of work may well be on the edge of complete experimentation. The work is exciting, adventurous, and interesting. 434.987.4794.
Roswell, GA. Sharon is a self-taught artist who creates mixed materials art in many genres. Sharon’swork is intricate, colorful, and textural using a combination of textiles, paper, paint, and found elements to create multi-dimensional art. Herartexpresses a variety of subjects from modern abstractions andethnic adaptations to feminine themes. 678.643.8008.
Asheville, NC. DeAngelo is known for his rich palette, depth of color, and the textural element of his paintings. Using a variety of substrates, his subject is often an uncluttered landscape, where it is the form of the trees, combined with the mood set by the sky and the movement created by wind that convey his message. 828.989.5464. PhilipDeAngeloArt.com.
Hardeeville, SC. As an oil painter, Pat celebrates her subject matter with color and light. Her impressionist paintings range from still life and rural scenes to bold abstracts, while her mixed media drawings combine pastel, colored pencil and ink to depict southern coastal landscapes. Pat resides in Hardeeville, SC. email@example.com.
Prescott, AZ. Born in 1959, Bandhu is an internationally respected glass artist, author and teacher, with works in Museums in the US and abroad, including the Corning Museum of Glass and The Museum of Arts and Design. Bandhu’s Contemporary Lampworking books are the authoritative, standard instructional texts in his field. 800.515.7281.
Concord, NC. Farrar creates scalloped bowls from exotic and burl woods. He exhibits and teaches wood/art design at John C. Campbell Folk School and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. His work is held in numerous private and corporate collections including The White House. www.charlesfarrar.com.
John D. Gall
Jamestown, NC. John D. Gall has been an active professional artist since 1990, and works primarily in the mediums of painting, drawing, and printmaking. His work is in numerous collections has been selected for numerous shows, including the recent show: Touch, Line, and Trace at the NCMA, Raliegh. 336.292.2057. www.johngallart.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pauline, SC. Annette Giaco completed her Bachelors degree at Louisiana Tech with brief post-graduate study at LSU-New Orleans in Urban Demographics. She studied art in California, Louisiana, and Rome, Italy with an emphasis on painting. Her figurative work represents transitional and emotional states through distortion, exaggeration, and the use of arbitrary color. 864.574.900. www.agiacoart.com. email@example.com.
Pittsboro, NC. An award winning representational painter, Beth is a North Carolina native and life long artist. Inspired by nature and her surroundings, subjects include: indigenous birds, musicians at work, area rivers, landscapes, mountainscapes, and coastal scenes. Beth’s goal is to express the beauty that she observes in the commonplace. 919.708.5153. www.bethgoldston.com.
Raleigh, NC. After a successful 35 year career with IBM, Jim is pursuing his dream of being an artist. Since 2015, Jim has been juried into 15 exhibitions winning 5 awards. Jim’s approach is to represent each subject realsistically, while at the same time to accentuate its bright colors. 919.917.3394. www.sunroomartstudiosofraleigh.com
Hendersonville, NC. Veronika Hart was born and raised on an isolated farm in Tanzania. As a young adult she moved to Germany and then to the USA settling in N.Y. and then in N.C. Using oil on canvas and drawing from her imagination she creates mysterious figurative portrayals of people and animals. 828.696.2278. www.veronikahart.com.
Richmond, VA. Linda Hollett-Bazouzi is a landscape painter of local, regional, and international scenes. With her paint knife and oils she travels around the world and down the street. Her style demands a quick alla prima approach, to capture that which will never be again. In the studio, this sense of urgency persists. www.lindahollett.net. firstname.lastname@example.org.
John S. Howe
Atlanta, GA. John’s portfolio includes traditional silver gelatin, contemporary digital abstract, and paranormal fine art photography. His latest work can be seen at Synergy Fine Art Gallery in Roswell, Georgia. John’s work has been exhibited in juried shows at the Atlanta Artists Center, and the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery. 678.662.1204. www.johnhowephotography.com.
Charleston, SC. Teresa is an award winning oil painter whose passion for the Lowcountry offers the viewer a unique perspective. She has studied with many local and nationally known artists. Her paintings are in private collections across the nation. Teresa is represented by Spencer Gallery I and the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery in Charleston,SC. 843.509.8387. TeresaJonesFineArt.com.
Hilton Head Island, SC. An expressionistic artist, painting people, flowers, trees and objects as they are interpreted, not as they seem to be. Working in acrylic the subject matter is expressed with maximum color, conveying emotion and power. Exhibited both domestically and internationally and now currently at Karis Art Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC. 843.785.5100. peterkarisart.com.
Marietta, GA. Jenny King has always had a creative mind and restless energy about her. Mostly self-taught, her art is instinctual and personal. Jenny is best known for her palette-knife oils and her mixed media pieces. “My purpose is to create art from the emotion evoked as I am immersed in the essence of a locale, the spirit of the people, and beauty of the land.” 678.485.0361. www.JKingArtworks.com.
Susan Anne LaMantia
Cary, NC. Susan LaMantia sees her abstractions as a vehicle for connections. She paints with her hands rather than a brush, stating she does not like to have anything between her and the canvas. “I want my work to look spontaneous, but organized; gestural but not chaotic” 919.744.6585. susanlamantia.com. email@example.com.
Hendersonville, NC. Janet Leazenby was a resident of South Bend, Indiana and has Bachelors of Art from Indiana University. She has retired from being an art teacher in the South Bend Community School Corporation of 29 years and as a clay instructor from the South Bend Museum of Art for 35 years. Now living in Hendersonville, North Carolina as a full time Artist since 2013. 574.532.3260. www.stretchingclay.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mebane, NC. Lobe, a graphic designer and award-winning artist, creates in cold wax & oil and in encaustic hot wax. Inspired by nature, the artworks are predominately expressionistic and evoke the emotion of a scene through brush and palette knife strokes, color glazes, lines, and a rich palette suggested by the surroundings. 919.260.9889. ColdWaxandOil.com. email@example.com.
Maryville, TN. Mike is a photo realist artist, painting in oil on canvas or oil on art board. By using reflective light he explores the sensual nature and beauty of objects in the world around us. 617.821.4421. michaelmcchesney.com.
Charlotte, NC. Janine’s impressionist landscapes and trees reflect the wildness and beauty she sees in nature. Employing texture with brush and knife in oils, and a calming yet rich color scheme, each painting becomes a story filled with the tension of order versus chaos. See Providence Gallery, Cecil + Finch, Arthouse Charlotte. firstname.lastname@example.org. janinemedlinfineart.com.
Wesley Chapel, FL. A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Alan has worked in the art and advertising profession most of his life. Since 2011, Alan now paints full time and currently works in oil and acrylic, and has evolved into a respected impressionist painter. In Nov. 2013 Alan won the International Polo Club of Palm Beach 2014 Commemorative Poster Competition. 954.593.9050. alanmetzgerart.com. email@example.com.
Edward D. Morris
Flat Rock, NC. Edward Morris strives for the selective use of values, colors, and strategic accents that can delight and stimulate the viewer so a scene may appear to be truer to the spirit of the subject and seem to be more real than a purely photographic reproduction. He believes strictly detailed copy of anything, says nothing about the artist, his relationship to his art, or to his life and environment. 828.698.4620. www.edwardmorrisart.com.
Ladys Island, SC. Kathy is drawn to the illusion of texture and movement found in glass. With references to fossil forms, Kathy’s work often suggests a sort of time suspension like that experienced viewing an insect trapped in amber. The finished work is always affected by its surroundings due to the glass transparency. 704.607. 6160. kathyoda.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Ann Peters
Fuquay Varina, NC. Susan is originally from Woodstock, New York and has always been creating something. From the early years of finger-painting on rocks in the creek behind her grandmother’s house to present day. After a long hiatus from painting, and returning to it as a winter hobby, Susan was immediately hooked again. 919.607.9672. http://4-susan-peters.pixels.com.
Raleigh, NC. Pamela Poole is an artist and published novelist of the Painter Place saga, currently working from her studio in Raleigh, NC. Her love of living in the South is lavished into her subject matter, inspiring her to categorize her work as “Southern Ambiance.” 843.670.1783. http://www.pamelapoole.com.
Charlotte, NC. A 30 year award-winning oil painter, Joni Purk creates in limited brush, representational, palette knife and impressionistic styles and subject matter. A member of Oil Painters of America, Signature/Cincinnati Art Club, Purk is prolific and seeks additional representation. The artist enjoys and accepts Juror opportunities. 513.571.6095. purkartstudio.com. email@example.com charlottefineart.com.
Asheville, NC. Cason has a working studio at Northlight Studios in the River Arts District of Asheville. She works mostly in faces and figures in a loose drippy manner. Once the image starts to reveal itself she continues to bring it forward while letting it stay connected to the background. www.casonrankin.com.
Hillsborough, NC. Susan’s compelling images of everyday subjects are inspired by dynamic forms and colors. Details of objects and nature are transformed into intriguing art images. Increasingly, fleeting motion and floating time have become prominent elements in her works. Available in limited edition prints. 919.418.7591. www.createdbyslr.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bakersville, NC. Simona comes from a large family rich in the arts: just a part of growing up. Now working with her husband in kilnformed glass, Simona is creating miniature landscapes. These landscapes are inspired by the four seasons and her love of the beauty she finds in nature. 828.688.5871. fyreglas.com. email@example.com.
Marian Elizabeth Sanders
Bluffton, SC. After retiring from teaching, Marian returned to a love of her youth, Oil Painting. For the last ten years she has taken classes and workshops to develop the skills needed for a successful art career. Marian paints Alla Prima in studio and en Plein Air. She exhibits at both SOBA and BAA galleries in Beaufort County. marianatsoba@gmail. sobagallery.com.
Chapel Hill, NC. Eric Serritella is a master of realism expressed through hand-carved ceramic trompe l’oeil. His sculptures are recognized and collected on five continents for their exquisite design and realistic textures. Collections include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art. Visits/tours by appointment. 919.914.6585. www.ericserritella.com.
Charleston, SC. Deborah was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and migrated to Charleston, SC as a young adult where she attended the College of Charleston and developed her passion for art. Her work is influenced by the pioneers of the modern art movement of the nineteenth century and by today’s’ Pop music. www.deborahsiscoart.com.
Mount Pleasant, SC. While the oil paintings of Wilfred Spoon may be considered primitive or naïve, there is also a suggestion of surrealism in his perspective. He explores the genres of interiors, still life, and landscape with an ability to see beyond the eyes reach. 843.442.4865. wilfredspoon.com (site being remodeled). firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Fort, NC. Helen began painting by accompanying a friend who wanted to take classes. She fell in love with art. Today Helen paints in her home studio and in her studio at the Arrowhead Gallery and Studios in Old Fort. Her favorite subjects are rocks, trees, water, and old cars and trucks. www.arrowheadart.org.
Cumberland, RI. Ilona studied art at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Her simple tones and non-excessive lines bring a calmness to her pieces. She uses oil paint, pencil, and chalk. Ilona’s subject matter varies, however she loves to draw tonal portraits. 774.225.9428.
Karen A. Vournakis
Charleston, SC. The artist explores the world using black & white film and then adds color by hand painting her original gelatin silver photographs. The subject matter is varied from the walls & temples of ancient Greece to the secret gardens of Charleston. Her art is a blend of photography and painting. 843.270.2167. www.karenvournakis.com.
Petersburg, VA & Brooklyn, NY. Ronald Walton was born in New York City. He is acclaimed for his creation of the “Rollcubistic” style of portraying human form. This unique technique of painting encompasses the use of round sphere-like balls patterned to form a humanistic figure. His use of color combination and depth creates a lavish and illuminating affect. 804.437.2991. www.ronaldjwalton.com. email@example.com.
Durham, NC. Paintings are like poetry on canvas. Kimberly’s artwork explores color, texture, pattern, and depth by combining oil paint, cold wax, paper, and other media. She builds up then scratches away layers of paint so the painting becomes as much about the process of obscuring and revealing as about the final image. www.kimberlywheaton.com. www.pleiadesartdurham.com.
Crozet, VA. Steven Wolf’s work has evolved from a rather traditional type of realism to a more severe, stylized form in which he seems to distill the essence of the subject matter into a personalized, intense reverie. He has been exhibiting in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast for over 30 years, including shows in New York City and Washington DC. 434.260.9811. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swannanoa, NC. Doris has and is currently studying to hone her skills with Bob Travers, one of the foremost artists in the world. She has and is currently exhibiting at the Red House Art Gallery, The Monte Vista Hotel, and the Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce. She has successfully competed in numerous art competitions in this area. 828.243.3644. DNAbramson@gmail.com.
Holly Springs, NC. Lizzie is an artist who is accomplished in stained glass and photography. Her work has been shown in various galleries across NC, FL and is in private and public collections. The inspiration of her world travels are evident in her unique designs. Her work is available at Local Color Gallery. 919.656.0144. www.Bailey-Studio1.com.
Todd J. Baxter
Tega Cay, SC. In his own unique representational style of oil painting, Todd, loves capturing the faces and places he encounters both locally and abroad. Todd is represented by the Providence Gallery in Charlotte, NC; Olive’s in Fort Mill, SC; and the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro, SC. Todd teaches weekly painting classes and is available for commissions, demos, and workshops. 803.367.2857. www.BaxterFineArt.com.
Raleigh, NC. Kelly Blackington focuses on creating pieces that will engage and stimulate, inviting you to pause and spend some time with her work. Her intriguing style combines dreamy abstract images painted in a way that gives them an old world feel. Her studio is at the 311 Gallery in Raleigh, NC. 919.345.6725.
Linda M. Bronski
Richmond, VA. Linda Bronski’s exhibit at Art Works, Between Darkness and Light is a exploration of the inner human condition. Painting is her language that she uses “to capture experiences along her journey, in the still of the night or with a new sunrise… a space in time or a time in place.” 804.291.1400.
Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery) Richard Bunting has shown his glass art in NC, SC, and Ohio. As a singer, actor, dancer, director the last four decades, Richard believes his glass blowing fits as a theatrical experience. Dancing with molten glass is like dancing with a great (but HOT) partner. 484.885.3037.
Chapel Hill, NC. The richly conceived composite images that shape Catharine Carter’s photomontage are at once playful, fantastical, and serious. The images honor the romance of an old bookplate tradition and a deeply personal exploration of universally familiar dream fragments. Exhibiting at Tyndall Galleries in Chapel Hill, NC. www.catharinecarter.com. email@example.com.
Cedar Mountain, NC. Lucy Clark is a hand build ceramic artist utilizing the coil method. She uses time honored techniques married with a modern aesthetic to create movement and flow. She works in her home studio and exhibits her work throughout the Southeast. www.lucyclarkpottery.com
Bre Barnett Crowell
Charlotte, NC. Bre creates expressionistic landscapes, figures, and abstracts in multiple mediums. An award winning pastelist, she exhibits in NYC, Albuquerque, and the Southeast. Her current work explores pure pigments and textural elements inspired by nature and organic forms. Representation includes Cabarrus Arts Council (Concord) and Coffey and Thompson (Charlotte). Brevardfineart.com. Bnbc704@aol.com.
Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery) Elizabeth Darrow was born in Hartford, CT and currently lives in Wilmington, NC. She has held many individual and collective art exhibitions over the past 40 years. Her work is featured in public and private collections. Elizabeth’s process continues to evolve as evidenced in her evocative new art. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/elizabeth-darrow/.
Linda N. D'Elia
Charleston, SC. Linda D’Elia is interested in capturing the magic of childhood in her work in oils. She strives to portray children’s curiosity and fun with the use of vibrant color. Her work has been exhibited in juried shows in Texas and South Carolina. Commissions welcome. www.lindadelia.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asheville, NC. Inspired by patterns and compositions found in nature, Dorn creates works that are richly layered abstracted landscapes. By comparing and contrasting microscopic and macro views and the relationships between them, her mixed media works on panel are simultaneous and colorful explorations of minute details of natural objects and distant topographies. 828.467.1166.
Roswell, GA. Maureen Engle sees purple in everything, loves palette knife and experimentation. An intuitive artist, she’s happy to let go and let the painting lead. From contemporary representation to pure abstract, her take on a subject is distinctive. Maureen does residential and commercial work; is happy to work with designers and creating pieces to fit a space. 770.633.7809.
Asheville, NC. Tanya plays with stained glass making multi-dimensional and very unique original designs. Then the selected glass colors, striations, and transparencies allow the design to speak its own message. Her work is inspired by creation and the humbled individual perspective in the face of a larger design and purpose. 262.719.8897. www.ImpressionGlassGallery.com.
Durham, NC. Born in New York City, Janice Geller graduated from Bennington College, VT, in Art, Architecture and Dance, and now lives in North Carolina. Her artwork is inspired by the practices of Dream Exploration, Authentic Movement, Body- Mind Centering, and Meditation. 919.384.0323. email@example.com. janicegeller.weebly.com.
Catawba, SC. Holly Glasscock is an oil painter who has an affinity for nature but paints a diverse range of subject matter including landscapes, animals, and portraits. Holly is represented by Carlton Gallery, Blythe Gallery, and Stewart’s Village Gallery in North Carolina, and is currently seeking representation in South Carolina. 803.389.3586. www.hollyglasscock.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dumay Gorham III
Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery) A native of Wilmington, NC, Dumay Gorham, III specializes in custom metal designs and fabrication and works in copper, brass, steel, and stainless steel as well as fiberglass and urethanes. Dumay’s metal sculptures appear in businesses, private homes, gardens, and public spaces. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/dumay-gorham-iii/
Pittsboro, NC. Murry Handler is exhibited nationally in both solo and group shows. His work is in private and corporate collections around the country and is being noticed and collected in Europe and Scandinavia. He has been invited to participate at Art Point-Gumo, Macedonia 2008, Galariazero, Fuzhou, China 2007 and Galariazero, Barcelona, Spain 2006. email@example.com. www.murryhandler.com.
Raleigh, NC. Eileen loves working in oils. The way they fill your senses. The smell. The feel. Eileen currently paints and exhibits at Studio R.E.D. – 20 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC and has had her paintings exhibited nationally. She loves having visitors at Studio R.E.D. and sharing her artistic journey. Drop by! 919.395.6877. www.StudioREDnc.com.
Janette K. Hopper
Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery) Janette is a world renowned artist creating oil paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings including sumi ink. She is a retired professor, a lifelong artist with a MFA from the University of Oregon, and a recipient of two Fulbright Scholarships. Her work has been shown and collected extensively nationally and internationally. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/janette-k-hopper/
Maggie & Freeman Jones
Old Fort, NC. Where is Turtle Island? North America is Turtle Island and a story of Creation. Maggie and Freeman Jones make their living from the very stuff of creation. Clay has a mind of its own, but with patience, persistence and respect can be persuaded to do about anything that you can imagine. 828.37.0992. Turtleislandpottery.com.
Hendersonville, NC. Award winning artist, Al Junek, creates atmospheric paintings to capture the translucency of distant mountain ranges or the subdued, serene feeling of scenes set in mist or fog. He is proficient in many subjects and works primarily in watercolor but also enjoys pastel and pencil/ink. 828.890.5777.
Ottawa, Ontario (Canada). Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Sharon Kelly is an abstract landscape painter. Much of her work is influenced by travels to the ocean where the horizon meets the sky. She paints ethereal landscapes and portraits of beaches, while exploring the human reaction we feel when positioned at the water’s edge. 613.859.5805. www.sharonkellystudios.com. Sharonkellystudios@rogers.com.
Wilmington, NC (Art in Bloom Gallery). David Klinger creates unique, hand-crafted wooden boxes, mezzuzah cases, and doorbell buttons from reclaimed wood and wood found on the forest floor. He takes joy in the unexpected and lets the wood speak out as much as it will. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/david-klinger-box-maker/.
Columbia SC. Karen Langley is an award-winning artist whose work is collected both domestically and internationally. She works in a variety of subject matter and styles. A captivating abstract is just as likely to be on her easel as a landscape, style life, wildlife, or seascape scene. Galleries Treasure Nest, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Village Artists and Frame Warehouse, Columbia, SC. 803.206.4304. www.Karenlangleyart.com.
Marietta, GA. Shelly Leitheiser makes art that speaks to the mind and soul. Her eye-catching abstract and landscape work in acrylic and watercolor is inspired by nature and atmosphere. Shelly is also known for her more detailed illustrative, portrait, and figure work. She has exhibited in many solo and group shows in Minnesota and the Atlanta, GA area where she now lives. 678.810.0113. www.leitworks.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlotte, NC. Wan Marsh is an award winning abstract artist. She works intuitively layering color, texture, line, and shape, developing a visual universal language that speaks quietly to the Spirit that resides in us all. Her work is collected by individuals and corporations alike. wanmarshstudio.com.
Raleigh, NC. Nancy McClure is a contemporary artist painting in oils and acrylics. She spends most of her artistic energies painting large scale abstracts, southern landscapes, and seascapes as well as lovely still lifes. McClure’s art is displayed at ArtSource in Raleigh, NC where she has been co-owner for 26 years. 919.606.1874. nancymcclureart.com. email@example.com
Cary, NC. From the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, to the Marines, to Corporate-America and 25-years in NYC, Don Mertz moved to NC and became what he always wanted to be-an Artist. His paintings combine playfulness and mindfulness, creating color-rich layers of brushstrokes and drips. His award-winning abstract art appears in many juried and solo shows. 919.434.7040. firstname.lastname@example.org. Mertzart.com.
Belews Creek, NC. Jeremiah Miller lives in the North Carolina woods. His paintings place us in his painted forest. Once there, we witness an obsession with color, with the sensual quality of paint, and with the natural movement of hand & brush in paintings that evoke feelings of solitude and silence. jeremiahmiller.com. email@example.com.
Cary, NC. Using pastels or oils Wendy typically paints plein air paintings that become an inspiration for larger studio pieces. She is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, and a member of the Pastel Society of NC. Additional works are available at The Mahler, Mountain Mist and Ambleside galleries. 919.815.2544. http://wendymusser.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mableton, GA. Mariella Owens’ works are inspired by nature, using gorgeous earth tones, creating unusual shapes with differing sizes and attitudes. All works are functional; oven and dishwasher safe. A master potter and teacher for more than thirty years. Winner of more than 200 art festival ribbons, many for best in show. 770.944. 4875. email@example.com.
Charleston, SC. Abstract artist CC Phillips has exhibited throughout the USA. He is a much sought after painter, draftsman, and printmaker. www.ccphillipsart.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapel Hill, NC. Linda’s handbuilt pieces are both sculptural and functional, utilizing layers of colors (glazes, underglazes, colored slips, oxides) and textures to create complex surfaces that beg to be touched and explored. She is a member artist at FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill and shows at NC Craft Gallery. 646.342.3023. www.lindapragerdesigns.com.
Kings Mountain, NC. Beverly loves all things fiber and uses a multitude of them to create her tapestries. Woven on a four harness loom, her pieces reflect a love of texture, nature, and the manipulation of color. Design inspiration comes from her own backyard as well as traveling to other places. 704.214.4089.
Jacksonville, NC. BF Reed is an award winning artist with 40 years of experience. Currently she is focusing on pastel water scenes, and also has numerous works in watercolor and oil. She has shown nationally and internationally. Her artwork is in collections throughout the country. Her studio is located in Hampstead, NC. email@example.com. www.bfreedarts.com.
Chapel Hill, NC. Exploring surface, color, and pattern interest Carol. She builds texture, scrapes away and incises through layers. Carol mixes encaustic, cold wax, paint, inks, and oil pastels. Collage materials including found and torn papers, ticket stubs, razor clam shells, and rusty washers add whimsy and surprise. 919.619.1793. www.carolretschbogart.com.
Roswell, GA. In 2016, award winning artist Barbara Rush, expanded her collection to incorporate the life of dogs. Inspired by cubism, Rush deconstructs and reconstructs her subjects with a sense of joy. Her delight in the geometry of lines, shapes, and colors uplifts the viewer as abstract shapes converge to reveal a delightfully recognizable form. 770.377.9335. www.barbararush.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roswell, GA. Jaya Saxena is a contemporary artist who is inspired by rich color and energy. Her vivid, spontaneous florals, abstracts, and landscape paintings in oil and acrylics are delivered with expressive broad strokes of the brush and palette knife. Jaya’s artwork is exhibited at Synergy Fine Art Gallery in Historic Roswell, Georgia. Jaya_saxena@hotmail.com. Facebook.com/JSPArtStudio.
Chapel Hill, NC. Photographing all aspects of life of visual interest. Working with a painterly style approach. Various sizes on paper or canvas are available by request. Juried shows include FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill and Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, VA. Seeking exhibit opportunities. 919.616.5360. www.steveshaferphotography-art.com.
Donna S. Slade
Wake Forest, N. Slade’s colored pencil paintings are executed in a contemporary realistic style; representing a unique artistic inter-pretation through observation. Five to ten different colors are applied blending and building to create bold color values. Detail is created with each individual cross-hatching stroke working from dark to light. 919.880.3015. email@example.com. donnasladeart.com.
Savannah, GA. Robin makes modern, luminous glass collage art, architectural installations (transoms, sidelights) and glass jewelry. See Robin’s work and meet the artist at her working studio, The Savannah Gallery, upstairs over Belford’s in City Market. See her work at Ardsley Art Glass on Facebook. Commissions welcomed. 912.335.8259. SavannahGalleryCityMarket.com.
Lynchburg, VA. Susan has painted commissioned portraits in oil on canvas since 1994. Her subjects have come from the medical, legal, political, and business fields as well as families in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America. www.TalbotFineArtand Portraits.com. www.facebook.com/talbotfineartandportraits.
Charleston, SC. Ginny Versteegen finds her inspiration in the Low Country of South Carolina and her worldwide travels. Her award-winning oil paintings are found in many public and private collections. “Filled with color and light” describes the paintings on her website and at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery. 843.209. 2435. ginnyversteegen.com.
Chapel Hill, NC. Torey taught herself to draw as a small child. She loves to wander about woods or meadows, observing plants and wildlife. Her watercolor paintings have been exhibited at North Carolina Botanical Garden and Blowing Rock Museum of Art and History. Her focus is native and endangered species of the Southeast. 919.537.2679. www.toreywahlstrom.com.
Wilmington, NC. Mark Weber started his career working as an illustrator, creating work for The New York Times, Rolling Stone & The Wall Street Journal to name a few. Over the past ten years he has focused primarily on works rich in color, texture, and subject matter. His work mesmerizes the viewer. 910.264.2661. www.markweberart.com.
Raleigh, NC. Lori White is a contemporary realist painter, Exhibiting Member of OPA, and Signature Member of PSA. She was recently recognized in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine in their Three to Watch feature. She is represented by Village Art Circle, Tipping Paint Gallery, Ambleside Gallery, and Baxter’s Fine Art. 919 604.2584. LDWhiteArt.com.
Jimmy Craig Womble
Morehead City, NC. Oil Painter Jimmy Craig Womble has been a full time artist for the past 12 years. He maintains a studio in Beaufort, NC, at the corner of Ann and Live Oak Streets. His work hangs in public and private collections in North America and Europe. For information on gallery representation, showings, and work, please check his website. 252.904.1500. www.jimmycraigwomble.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlotte, NC. Alberni’sbicultural upbringing weaves into the fabric of her art. She explores sensorial tensions, intersecting stories, memories, human conditions, and imagination, using multilayers of media techniques and iconography to develop each painting. Alberni is a fulltime artist. She has received awards, exhibited and sold to collectors spanning 5 continents. 305.491.3164.
Chapel Hill, NC. Sasha’s inspiration comes from microscopic images of various microorganisms. She is intrigued by the dichotomy between the enormous beauty of these images and the fears that people often have when faced with viruses or bacteria. Sasha works from her studio in Chapel Hill using white stoneware fired in an electric kiln. 919.491.0159. www.sashaceramics.com.
Clayton, NC. Amy Beshgetoorian loosely interprets familiar images with watercolor. She has participated in several en plein air competitions and paints commissioned portraits. A member of Tipping Paint Gallery, (311 West Martin Street, Raleigh) Beshgetoorian is fascinated by the blends, bleeds, and reactivity of water and pigment on paper. 919.522.8578. www.amytbesh.com. email@example.com.
Asheville, NC. Elinor Bowman moved to Asheville, NC, in 2002, and took up the study and practice of art. Her favorite subjects have been people, usually painted from life, using ink, watercolor, and oil. You can see her paintings at the Asheville Gallery of Art, and in the River District. 828.255.7894. www.elinorbowman.com.
Bakersville, NC. JJ has worked in hot and warm glass for over 20 years, following a career with Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue. He works with kilnformed glass, producing panels, disks, bowls, and plates. Color exploration and contrast are major parts of his design palette, with many pieces inspired by colors found in nature. 828.230.2759. fyreglas.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regina Calton Burchett
Concord, NC. Regina Burchett creates art in pastels, oils, and charcoal. Her work has been at the Ambleside Gallery and the Art Shop in Greensboro and at Elder Gallery in Charlotte NC. Burchett teaches at her studio in Clearwater Artist Studios in Concord, North Carolina, and gives demos and workshops on painting skies. 704.925.9838. www.reginaburchett.com.
Marsha Chandler, nws, awa, sws
Douglasville, GA. Marsha Chandler is an award winning contemporary realist watercolor artist painting the simple things of everyday life. Her love of details and reflective light is expressed in vibrant, dramatic still lifes that evoke happy memories of magical moments in times past and create an ode to the beauty in common objects that surround her daily. 404.213.9538. www.marshachandler.com.
Diana L. Coidan
Raleigh, NC. Diana is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and an award-winning artist in Raleigh, NC. Although she works in many mediums, pastels is her most expressive, with an emphasis on strikingly realistic cloud formations, seascapes, nautical scenes, and koi, because she loves movement in her paintings. 919.847.5663. www.dianacoidan.com.
John K. Crum
Hilton Head Island, SC. John is best known for figurative and gently surreal coastal paintings. A classically trained Ringling graduate, he maintained a lifelong artist career. His work captures ordinary personal moments while inventing a curious, whimsical twist. Gallery representation includes Karis Gallery, Hilton Head; Mitchell-Hill in Charleston. 843.422.5294. www.jkcrum.com. email@example.com.
Roanoke, VA. Virginia-raised landscape photographer, Adrian Davis, has been producing warm-toned photographs since 1989. Working with a combination of film and digitally captured images, he prepares and prints his own work as pigment ink onto cotton rag papers. www.adriandavisphotographs.com.
Durham, NC. Inspiration for Teddy Devereux’s artwork stems from a lifelong fascination with biology and patterns found in nature. The colors, transparency, textures, and depth of view that can be achieved with kilnformed glass are amazing, and possibilities for creativity seem endless. 919.544.3948. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.vitreous-humor.com.
Esther Piazza Doyle
Charleston, SC. Esther has been drawing since she can remember. Attention to detail and structure are her strength. She continually challenges her skill level with multiple mediums. Choosing a favorite medium would be difficult she says. Most recently she has been immensely enjoying scratchboard art, a form of direct engraving. 704.301.1064. www.piazzadoylefinearts.com. www.spencerartgallery.com.
Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery) Brian Evans was born in Beaufort, SC and raised in Western PA. He graduated in 1993 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Studio Art. In 1997 Brian began studying ceramics under Master Potter Hiroshi Sueyoshi, and immediately became hooked. Brian has received various awards at Fine Art Shows and Art Festivals. 484.885.3037
Chapel Hill, NC. Gala’s artistic journey began as a student in Paris in the early 1990s. He’s always been inspired by the magical and luminous artwork of the Old Masters, Hudson River School artists, and others. His paintings are a reflection of how he sees the world and the beauty that surrounds us. 919.923.1822. Paulgalafineart.com.
Milton, GA. Sharmila is an abstract artist with colorful, vibrant pieces of work in large mixed media and oil formats. Her works involve layers of color and texture that strive to capture the energy and mystery of nature. She is currently represented at Synergy Fine Art in Roswell, Georgia. www.sharmilaroy.gallery.
Cary, NC. Jillian Goldberg works in acrylics, often combining mixed media and experimental textures in her abstractions. Her work is known for its vibrant, saturated color. Born in South Africa, Jillian’s landscapes often reflect the ocean and mountains of the Cape. She is represented in Cary by the Village Art Circle and in Raleigh by the Roundabout Art Collective. 919.637.1675. www.jillzart.com.
Richmond, VA. Kim Hall is a nationally recognized painter from Richmond, Virginia. She is an avid plein air painter and travels frequently searching for those inspiring landscapes. When not painting outdoors she can be found in her Richmond studio painting quirky still lifes or larger landscapes inspired by her plein air studies. 804.514.7941. email@example.com. www.kimhallstudio.com.
Darien, GA. Carly Hardy’s expressive use of color, lines, and shapes capture the viewer with an emotional connection to her paintings. Her inspiration comes from the low country landscape and reflect its mysterious spiritual qualities as well as its folklore. 770.880.7264. http://carlyhardy.com.
Cary, NC. Caroline Hohenrath is an abstract painter. She works in acrylic, watercolor, and all mixed media. Her work has been shown in major decorating publications and has been exhibited at Artspace and the 311 Gallery in Raleigh. She is a resident artist and instructor at The Studio in Apex, North Carolina. 516.507.7373. www.carolinehohenrath.com.
Roswell, GA. Emily Horton is a local artist in Roswell, GA, focusing on the aesthetic presentation of spiritual renewal, growth, and following her joy. Meditation and ceremony begin each session drawing on the greater power to guide her journey through making art. Her subjects are abstracts, landscapes, figures, and florals. 404.368.1236. www.emilyjanehorton.com.
Susan K. Jones
Raleigh, NC. Susan Jones creates exquisite works of art with colored pencils on black and white photographs. Her work reflects her love of color and the textures created by age and weather. Old buildings and anthropomorphic shapes catch her eye. She also likes to travel, especially to places with old architecture and a sense of history. skjonesart.com.
Glen Allen, VA. Dee Justin enjoys the spontaneity of the unknown when working in watercolor or acrylic media. She takes advantage of what happens when water and color meet or the effects with a palette knife, brush and paint and movement. When commissioning a portrait, it is important to share your enthusiasm with the artist. Share your photos, ideas, and brainstorm together. DJustinArt.com. DJustinArt@gmail.com.
Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery). Charles is a retired chemical engineer who started taking pictures of the night sky with his father’s camera. He has traveled widely, camping, hiking, bicycling, and kayaking, in order to visit many known and quite a few unknown places while always taking his camera. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/charles-kernan/.
Pittsboro, NC. In fabricating sterling and fine silver jewelry, Mirinda often experiments with new techniques, such as including resin with fine silver pieces, keum boo (applying a layer of 24k gold), bone, different ways of mounting and setting stones, patinas, and mixing metals. Her pieces are highly textured and one-of-a-kind. 919.914. 6567. www.jewelrybymirinda.jewelspan.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ginny Kelly Lassiter
Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Ginny Kelly Lassiter finds inspiration in the shapes and shadows of structural elements. Using a rich color palette, she often also incorporates textural elements in her abstract expressionist paintings. Lassiter received her degree in Fine Art at East Carolina University and resides in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. 910. 575.5999. sunsetrivermarketplace.com
Carrollton, OH (Art in Bloom Gallery). Helen Lewis has been featured in solo shows and in juried group shows. She is fascinated with texture, patina, old script and text, bits of ephemera that speak of the passage of time. She fuses the various pigments and elements together with the encaustic medium using beeswax and a blow torch. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/helen-lewis-encaustic-art/
Elgin, SC. Tim Matthews is a South Carolina based artist. Originally from Rock Hill, SC, he began painting at the age of 12 and developed his talent throughout his teen years. Working primarily in acrylic, Tim strives to capture on canvas the beauty, charm, and grace of the state of South Carolina. 803.554.3716. www.artoftimmatthews.com.
Chapel Hill, NC. Joan has received national recognition for her paintings inspired by nature’s wonders. She uses sculptural acrylics to convey her passion for water, rocks, and trees in all their amazing variety, and to evoke the third dimension. Her works are in public and private collections throughout the US and abroad. 919.942.6613. www.joanmeade.com.
Annell L. Metsker
Cashiers and Charlotte, NC. Annell has been an award winning portrait artist for 38 years and specializes in heirloom portraits. She captures the essence of her subjects in an impressionistic style combining photography and oil painting. Her work also includes oil paintings in several genres including landscapes, still lives, and abstracts. She is available for commissions. 704.996.0559. email@example.com. www.annell.com.
Raleigh, NC. Adrien is a local artist whose artwork is dynamic and playful. Always looking for different mediums as an outlet for her expression and has discovered the possibilities of mixed media, collage, acrylic, watercolor, and wax. She is the founding member of Local Color, the successful downtown gallery. 919.819.5995. Localcoloraleigh.com.
Charlottesville, VA. Hina Naeem, a native of Pakistan has lived in Charlottesville since 2011. She follows in the tradition of careful observation of objects and the surrounding space that results in a rich tapestry of color, line, and space. Naeem brings a contemporary take to traditional still life painting. 434.409.6972.
Charlotte, NC. Murray Parker, uses a signature color-layering technique to render densely textured paintings with a luminous sculptural effect. Using hands, tools, or palette knife to pour, drip, throw, add, and subtract paints of multiple media, specializing in ab- stracted scenes from coastal, mountain, and cityscapes. 704.641.3473. firstname.lastname@example.org. murrayparker.com.
Seabrook Island, SC. Kathleen is a practicing artist living on a barrier island in South Carolina, and currently completing a portfolio of Lowcountry images. She is fine arts professor emerita (photography) with portfolios in digital imaging, analog black-and-white and color photography, and Polaroid SX-70s, image transfers and lifts. 843.768.5372. email@example.com.
Mt. Pleasant, SC. Leslie Pratt-Thomas is an avid plein air oil painter who is passionate about creating, and appreciates that her finished pieces resonate with her viewers and collectors. Her low country work can be found in the Charleston, SC area at Sandpiper Gallery on Sullivan’s Island, and Edward Dare Gallery downtown or on her website. 843.224.4154. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.lesliepratt-thomas.com.
Hillsborough, NC. Sudie is a visual artist, sculptor, author, and creator of the coloring app Unwind Time. Her artwork reveals the world as she would like it to be, where harmony exists between animal and human. She is known for her 3-dimensional paintings using papier-mâché sculpture, beadwork, and mixed media. www.sudierakusin.com.
Vicki L. Rees
Raleigh, NC. Vicki specializes in contemporary realism executed in colorful oils. She draws inspiration from her appreciation of beauty found in the everyday. Unusual angles, dramatic lighting, and nature’s intricacies all capture her attention. Her home studio is open by appointment. 919.345.2076. VLRees.com.
Julie E. Rogers
Canton, GA. Julie E Rogers expresses her artistic vision through romanticized realism always capturing the essence of the place. Her subject matter ranges from vibrant florals to European landscapes. Julie’s artwork is exhibited at Synergy Fine Art Gallery in Historic Roswell, Ga. www.JulieERogers.com.
Marietta, GA. Formally educated in Fine Art and French, Rebecca was first an apparel designer, and transitioned to interiors before becoming a full-time artist and illustrator in 2006. She loves to paint surreal florals and illustrations, abstracts and pet portraits. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she currently lives in Marietta, GA. 770.689.9954. rebeccasalcedo.com. email@example.com.
Roswell, GA. Shanon Schneider is a contemporary artist creating colorful, impressionistic landscapes, still lifes, figures, and abstracts. Shanon’s artwork is exhibited at Synergy Fine Art Gallery in Historic Roswell, Georgia. Her works are in private collections throughout the country. 770.329.1711. www.shanonschneiderfineart.com.
Atlanta, Ga. Chris paints with acrylics and oils. His subjects range from plein air views, still lifes, and figurative subjects done in a loose impressionistic style. He teaches at several local art centers and maintains a studio at the Atlanta Artists Atelier. 404.966.9982. www.paintingwithchris.com.
Shallotte, NC. Sue Sneddon has been a full-time painter since 1984, working primarily in oil and pastel. She has had numerous one-person gallery exhibitions. Her work includes land- and seascapes that capture fleeting moments of beauty, both realistic and meditative. She conducts annual workshops, “Finding Your Medium”, in Emerald Isle, NC. 910.232.2334. suesneddon.com.
Hendersonville, NC. Kate has been creating jewelry since those pasta necklaces in kindergarten (remember?). As a toddler, playing in her grandmother’s button box was the absorbing genesis of her love of color, size, shape, and texture. This delight has matured into Kate’s passion for creating “TouchStones Anecdotal Art”; each piece tells a story. 828.674.5978. KateStockmanDesigns.com. Kate@KateStockmanDesigns.com.
Wilmington, NC (Art in Bloom Gallery). Born in Czechoslovakia and raised in Germany, Traudi Thornton is a master ceramicist currently creating Raku and Stoneware in Wilmington, NC. She prefers not to rush and to complete her work properly. Traudi’s art has evolved over 40 years including the study of Raku with Paul Soldner in 1974 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/traudi-thornton/.
Mary Johnson Voss
Charleston, SC. Mary is recognized for her creative eye, her love of color, her attention to detail, and her ability to capture the extraordinary beauty of the everyday things which surround us. Mary’s desire is to share her art with others so that they may, if only for a moment, sense the presence of God. 843.834.0541. www.MJVossFineArt.com.
St. Helena Island, SC. Patricia Walsh’s paintings set a scene and portray bits of everyday life - from a child playing at the beach to a shrimp boat illuminated with an angled shaft of winter light. Patricia’s desire is to create works of art that show the mystery and beauty of contemporary life. patriciaawalsh.com. pattywalsh.blogspot.com.
Emily Eve Weinstein
Chapel Hill, NC. During her 40-year career Emily Eve Weinstein has worked as a muralist, portraitist, illustrator, instructor, and fine artist. She has four published books; her paintings can be found in collections throughout the US and Europe. Current project: 25-year Handmade Book series is combination art catalog, memoir, and reinvented book.Subscriptions available. 919.942.2607. 919.360.6980. WeinsteinArt.com.
Morehead City, NC. Lou paints primarily in pastels and oils. Although she paints landscapes and seascapes, her passion is realistic pet portraits that capture the individual personality and spirit of the dog or cat. Lou resides in Morehead City, NC.
Ashland, VA. Jennifer Young creates vibrant landscape oil paintings of Europe and the American south. Young works both out of her Ashland, VA studio, as well as on location to capture the moment en plein air. Visit her website to see her complete C.V., gallery representation, and available paintings. 804.677.6559. www.jenniferyoung.com.